July 6 – July 13, 2020
Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff and Students:
Welcome back to all of the District’s 12-month employees! The return of our employees on a staggered basis has gone quite smoothly. Thank you to the staff for co-operating with us by following the guidelines set by the District and New York State for this phase of reopening. To keep all of our employees, their families and our visitors safe, all staff members are completing a short screening questionnaire before arriving at work and a nurse takes each employee’s temperature upon his or her arrival at work. Congratulations to District employees for wearing face coverings and following social distancing guidelines. The Niagara Falls City School District is doing it the right way.
COVID-19 testing is vital at this time. Health professionals need the data to assist them in their work and tracking the coronavirus; and citizens can enjoy peace of mind as they know their COVID-19 status. The District has been offering COVID-19 testing provided by Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. Friday, July 10, 2020, testing will be taking place at Niagara Street School from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. It’s free and you do not need a prescription of any kind.
The Cornell Cooperative Extension Veggie Van has returned. The Veggie Van is a mobile farmers market bringing fresh Niagara County produce directly to the community, accepting cash, FMNP checks, Double Up Food Bucks and EBT. The Veggie Van will be parked at Kalfas School, 1800 Beech Avenue, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. every Thursday in July - (July 9, 16, 23 and 30). The van then travels on to Hyde Park Elementary, 1620 Hyde Park Blvd. for August and will be open 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. every Thursday in August (August 7, 14, 21 and 28).
Be safe and be well.
Mark Laurrie, Superintendent
Niagara Falls City School District
Niagara Falls City School District Board of Education Election & Budget Results:
Niagara Falls residents passed the 2020 – 2021 Niagara Falls City School District (NFCSD) budget with a vote tally of 4,338 yes’s and 1,381 no’s.
Twenty-year board member Russell Petrozzi was re-elected for a five-year term on the NFCSD Board of Education, receiving 3,949 votes.
Also elected for a five-year term on the board is incumbent board member Clara Dunn, receiving 3,717 votes and Robert F. Bilson was elected for a one-year term, with a vote total of 2,862.